Application Deadline: January 15th 2017
Education grants are awarded to women from developing and middle-income countries who, upon obtainment of their degree, intend to return to or remain in their countries, or other developing countries, and work to improve the lives of women and/or children.
In addition to the above criteria, an applicant must:
- already be enrolled as a full time student, with relevant student visa in national passport, and plan to continue studying full time in the following academic year;
- not hold US citizenship or permanent residency (green card) or Canadian citizenship or Canadian landed immigrant status
Before starting the MMEG application process, please scan the following documents in digital form (pdf preferred, jpeg or png):
- Identification (ID) card with photo:
- (a) national passport page with photo and date of birth, if studying outside your home country, or
- (b) government/university-issued identity card with photo and birth date;
- Most recent proof of official registration from university;
- Most recent official university transcripts and/or reports
- Visa page or study permit page within current passport (if studying outside home country);
- Second passport page with clear photo (in case of dual citizenship).
You will be asked to upload these documents at specific areas of the on-line application form. You will also provide:
- Brief paragraphs of your personal story (up to 300 words), and a description of how your studies, experiences and future plans are linked to your commitment to women and children in developing countries (up to 600 words);
- An estimate of your financial situation for the coming academic year, and planned strategies to cover funding needs;
- A summary of your thesis (if applicable), including its objective (up to 50 words), methodology and findings (up to 200 words), and relationship to career goals (up to 150 words).
Two reference letters are required. Please contact two people from whom you would like to request a reference letter. Referee 1 must be a professor from your current university. Referee 2 may be from a person (non-family member) who can vouch for your character. At least one of the individuals must have known you for the equivalent of at least two semesters. After receiving their confirmation, you will be asked to provide in the application form:
- Email addresses and phone numbers of the two people providing references. They will each receive an email link from Embark Online to write their recommendation. When their recommendations are submitted, you will also be notified by Embark.
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